Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Federal Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W M&P Shield with a 3.1-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 15.42-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.634-inches, retaining 100% of the projectile's original weight.
On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Federal Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 9mm Luger (9x19).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|1000rds - 9mm Federal LE Tactical HST 147gr. +P HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||14.8||15||15.6||15.7||16|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.61||0.62||0.63||0.65||0.66|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||146.8||147.1||147.3||147.3||147.4|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||918||934||941||955||967|
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